New bus in bath for reliable mobile library service

Bath & North East Somerset Council will take delivery of a brand new mobile library bus next year as part of its continued investment in community library services.

The custom-designed, more fuel-efficient vehicle, worth £120,000, will enter service late next spring and provide a reliable mobile library service for communities across Bath and North East Somerset. The vehicle is also slightly narrower than the existing library bus enabling it to cope better with country lanes.

Karen Warrington, Cabinet member for Transformation and Customer Services, said: “It’s fantastic news that we’re getting a brand new mobile library bus which will serve the district for many years to come. We regularly review mobile library routes to meet the needs of the community, try to avoid heavily congested roads and look very carefully at where we position the mobile library to ensure the safety of users. We hope that those who use the service will let us know what they think of the adjustments we’re making. Handy flyers with details of the new times together with feedback forms will be available on the bus.”